Procurement: South Korea Seeks F-15K Stablemate


February20, 2007: South Korea is buying another twenty modern fighters, for $120 million each. While South Korea has already bought 40 F-15K (a variant of the F-15E) for $115 million each, they are examining the Russian SU-30, European Eurofighter and French Rafale. This is partly to show the Americans that they do not have a lock on additional F-15K sales. So far, 18 F-15Ks have been delivered, and the South Korean air force is happy with them. But if other contenders come in with an offer they can't refuse, South Korea will seriously consider it. The decision will be made by next January, for aircraft to be delivered within two years.




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